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From Brian Pane <bp...@pacbell.net>
Subject Re: [Patch]: Scoreboard as linked list.
Date Sat, 04 Aug 2001 19:57:41 GMT
Paul J. Reder wrote:

>Brian Pane wrote:
>
[...]

>>Also, the documentation
>>that Paul posted mentions the option of using per-process or
>>per-worker locking; that might offer sufficiently small granularity,
>>depending on what specifically your modules are doing with the
>>scoreboard.
>>--Brian
>>
>
>Again, this is a possibility, *if* performance requires it. Using
>finer granularity locking adds complexity to the code. I would 
>discourage moving to this unless the current scheme proves to be
>a problem.
>
I'm fundamentally in agreement.  My point was not that finer-grained
locking is inherently necessary, but rather that the ability of your
design to support finer-grained locking refutes Ryan's theoretical
concern about locking being a fundamental bottleneck.

--Brian



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